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Rocky Johnson Reportedly Passes Away at 75

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away
WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has reportedly passed away at the age of 75.

There’s no word yet on what led to Johnson’s passing, but the news was announced this evening by the Cauliflower Alley Club. Johnson’s son, The Rock, has not commented on the passing as of this writing.

“Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time,” CAC wrote on Twitter.

Stay tuned for more on Johnson’s passing, including comments from WWE, The Rock and others. Below is the full Twitter announcement from CAC:

Vince McMahon Remembers Rocky Johnson:

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon took to Twitter today to pay tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 75.

“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, an incredible talent who forged an indelible legacy. My thoughts are with @TheRock and his family,” Vince wrote.

We will keep you updated on if Johnson’s cause of death is released, and if any other notable wrestling stars pay tribute. You can click here for WWE’s statement on Johnson, and you can click here for other wrestler/promotion comments on Johnson’s passing, or you can click here to see the WWE NXT and AEW tributes & 10-bell salutes for Johnson as their Wednesday TV events. You can also click here to read more comments from Triple H and others.

Below is Vince’s full tweet:

Message from WWE.Com

WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has passed away at age 75.

Johnson’s sports-entertainment career began in the mid-1960s when he made a memorable impression in the National Wrestling Alliance. However, Johnson found his highest levels of success when he began his WWE tenure in 1983.

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